Ultimate Stock Market Investing: Learn How to Value Stocks
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Ultimate Stock Market Investing: Learn How to Value Stocks

Learn the Two Principles of Investing, Enabling You to Confidently Manage Your Own Portfolio With Superior Results
4.1 (41 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,526 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2017
Current price: $15 Original price: $50 Discount: 70% off
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 8 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • The method for profiting from the two fundamental principles behind the most successful investing strategy your two instructors have witnessed
  • Education on which stocks to buy, when to buy them, and under what conditions to sell
  • Proficiency to consistently spot undervalued and overvalued stocks in the public market—so you never overpay
  • Skills to make money from the discrepancy of stock price vs stock value in the markets
  • Knowledge on why the traditional financial path is robbing investors of up to 78% of their future account value
  • Details on the #1 determinant of your future returns
  • Capability to produce much larger account sizes, and withdraw more money for retirement income and living
  • Radically simple explanations of stock market basics, price movements, and how you can best profit
  • Access to the full stock valuation calculator to easily calculate and see what the value of any stock is
  • New skills to see the stock market as a marketplace filled with hundreds of real companies and businesses that you can profit from
  • Capacity to use the three most important words of investing to your advantage
  • Confidence and peace of mind, knowing that you can become financially secure by utilizing this strategy
  • Step-by-step game plan to begin accumulating stocks for your portfolio
  • A polished, finely-tuned, and fully-developed philosophy of investing that will stay with you for years to come
  • Direct access to the two instructors through the class discussion boards. You will receive prompt answers to any question specifically related to the content of the course
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  • You can start this course with any level of investing experience, going straight to learning the absolute best stock investment strategy that we know works for clients and students to generate excellent rates of return—which is based on our 40+ years of experience
  • You can know next to nothing in the field of investments, and use our step-by-step approach to optimize and fine-tune your stock investing approach—which we are very confident will leave you much better off, no matter your financial situation
  • You can begin this course immediately—if you have little knowledge, or if you are an expert with investments—to begin purchasing stocks for superior returns

Becoming a great stock investor and earning superior investment returns is much simpler than you probably think. It does not involve simply handing your money over to a professional (this costs you way too much money—without the results). It does not involve complicated formulas and “systems” that work for a year or two before losing you money. Instead, it takes using the same type of approach that the greatest and most successful investors before you have been doing for the last century. This course shows you the process required and the skills needed in order to realize enhanced investment returns for the long-term.

Master the Skill of Accurately Valuing Stocks, Enabling You to Earn Annualized Investment Returns in Excess of 12%

  • Learn which type of stocks to buy, when to buy them, and when to sell
  • Consistently recognize undervalued and overvalued stocks in the public market—helping to ensure you never overpay
  • Build larger account sizes and withdraw more money for retirement income and living
  • Keep the 78% of your account value which fees and missed opportunities are taking from you

A Powerful Skill to Possess in an Unpredictable Financial World

Today’s financial world is full of unknowns. How much do you need to retire? Where should you put your money? How secure are your investments? Having the capability to confidently answer those questions for you and your family, along with the peace of mind of financial security, is an extremely valuable asset.

This confidence and peace of mind comes from using an investment strategy that has stood the test of time in generating enhanced returns. One that has been practiced, developed, and fine-tuned by investment experts with a combined 40+ years of experience. Mastering the skill of accurately valuing stocks and earning returns above the average allows you to build your investment accounts to values you previously only dreamed of; and it allows you to withdraw a greater amount of income throughout your retirement years.

Contents and Overview

This complete course is jam-packed with over 37 lectures of educational content. We’ll begin with an explanation of the ultimate investment strategy, and how we have developed it to generate massive returns for those who properly use it. We’ll then go on to explain why following the traditional financial path, earning the average return, and paying the average fee—could be costing you up to 78% of your investment account value!

You will see the true impact of what 12%+ returns can do for not only your investment and retirement accounts, but also for your lifestyle and income during retirement. By the end of this lecture, we hope you will realize that this strategy will greatly benefit you, whether you are still in your working years or currently in your retirement years.

The course will continue with a simple explanation of the first principle of successful investing, by focusing on a real-life example of one of the most basic businesses imaginable. We’ll then continue with a quick explanation of the power of compound interest, as well as the different investment choices you have when deciding where and how to allocate your hard-earned money. We’ll wrap up the second section with a thorough education on the #1 determinant of future returns, as well as scenarios which are best for buying and selling stocks.

In section three, you’ll discover the second principle to successful investing, and the path we followed to arrive at the ultimate investment strategy you are learning. You’ll then see the importance of combining the two principles, and how only using one and not the other could potentially lead to losing money. This is something you will want to avoid!

In the next section, you will learn why investing in stocks is the same as investing in businesses, and how you can use that knowledge to your advantage. We’ll continue with our basic company from section two, and see how going public affects companies, and your potential involvement with them as an investor. In this lecture, you will see which information is required for you to fully and accurately place a value on public stocks.

The course will continue with a detailed account of how much stock prices typically move in a given year (probably more than you think). You will then see why these stock prices move, and what influences the high and low prices. After that, you will learn about the best business partner in the world, and how you can fully, legally and ethically work with, and take advantage of him to make a consistent profit. We will also debunk one of the more commonly referred to investment theories, and prove why the ultimate investment strategy is a much better alternative.

In section five, you will learn all about the three most important words of investing—and how you could get nearly everything else wrong—and still make money! We’ll go on to define the face value, as well as each of the components you will need to place a face value on any stock you choose. After a detailed walkthrough, you will be armed with the skill to place a value on any stock in the market. You will know whether you are overpaying, or purchasing a stock on sale.

We will cap off section five illustrating the difference between a $15 stock and a $30 stock—showing why stock price per share, on its’ own, is insignificant. You will see that it involves other information to differentiate between a $30 stock, and a $15 stock.

In the final section, we will explain how to apply the second principle, and you will have the skill to spot only those companies which pass the test under the second principle of successful investing. We will detail what the one final check is, and an important question to ask yourself, before making the purchase of any stock. After this final check, we will detail the four conditions under which you might want to sell any of your stock holdings. After completing this lecture, you will have the capability to highlight which stocks you want to buy, place a value on them, buy them when they are on sale, and know when you might need to sell them.

Before saying goodbye, we will present you with our closing thoughts, as well as a step-by-step game plan for getting started on your first purchase.

Complete with examples, stock charts, full explanations, and different scenarios, this course will enable investors of all skill levels to work alongside your instructors every step of the way, by participating in the class discussion boards and tapping into our knowledge and experience with the markets.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anybody who wants to take control of part, or all, of their investment accounts and results
  • Someone who is eager to learn, and motivated to earn greater returns on their investments
  • Any person who is frustrated with their investment results and looking for better alternatives
  • Students who have little to no former investing experience, who are looking to learn a fundamentally simple investment approach
  • Students who have investing experience and are looking for a new or alternative strategy
  • This course is not for those only seeking specific investment advice. All investment decisions made are YOUR decisions based on your knowledge, risk tolerance, and financial situation. The instructors will not provide specific investment advice
  • While the examples and steps shown in the course are based in the United States, students taking the course in other countries can still apply the concepts since they can be used in all regions of the world, as the course will show
Curriculum For This Course
46 Lectures
The Best Investment Strategy There Is
9 Lectures 28:36

In this first lecture we discuss why we believe that this course represents the principles of the best investment strategy available. We also offer real life proof as to why this is the case by looking at three different stocks.

Preview 05:48

In this lecture, we will walk you through the path you will take as a student in the course. It's designed to show you exactly what we will be covering, and in what order, so you can continue to refer back to it as you review the course.

Course Roadmap

Learn how you might be giving up over 75% of your potential growth. We explain the two reasons this is the case and we look at actual case scenarios which show how this happens with your investment accounts.
Preview 06:30

In this lecture we introduce one of your two instructors as he discusses his qualifications. We review with the students Randy’s journey and how this investment strategy came to be. We also discuss the objectives of the course and what it is all about and we explain why you should be employing this strategy.
Meet Randy Tudor and How This Strategy Came to Be

Here you are introduced to the second instructor for your course as he discusses his investment journey and outlines how to proceed through this course. We also discuss the outcomes you should expect as a benefit of taking this course.
Meet Kevin Tudor and Find Out What You Will Learn

In this lecture we review some legal stuff required by showing you our disclaimer statement. Not very exciting, but our attorneys say it is necessary for you to understand.
Legal Stuff

Here we explain that the data shared and quoted in this course was accurate at the time we recorded each of the lectures. The examples and illustrations included in each of the lectures are meant to be used for educational purposes.
All Data is Accurate As of the Day of Publishing

Tudor Coaching Group, LLC is now Margin of Safety Investing, LLC

In this quiz, you will review the basic concepts covered in the first section of this stock investing course--just to be sure you are following along.

Section 1 Quiz Review
2 questions

Section 1 Action Items
The First Principle of Successful Investing
6 Lectures 36:29
This lecture lays out the reasons why you really can do what we are teaching in this course. Many times people teach idealistic investment approaches which don’t really work in the real investment world—this one does—and we want you to know you can do it. We take you into business school in this lecture.
C Cubed Enterprises (The First Principle)

In this lecture we show you how you can really put the ideas taught in this course to practical use. We take a look at some real life historical examples.

Can You Really Do This?

In this lecture, we take a look at the major investment choices you have available. Here we look at keeping your money invested in cash, in bank Certificate of Deposits (CD’s), government notes and bonds, corporate bonds, life insurance and/or annuities, investing in real estate, businesses and stocks.

The Power of Your Investment Choices

In this lecture we start to introduce and unpack the most important determinant of the returns you get in the future. This continues our discussion of the first principles of successful investing.
The #1 Determinant of Future Returns

In this lecture we discuss the best time to buy stocks and you will see that it’s not when most investors do.
Preview 03:57

Section 2 Action Items
The Second Principle of Successful Investing
5 Lectures 15:03
In this lecture we begin our introduction of the second principle of successful investing. We stress the importance of learning from the best. We explain that one strategy won’t always be the right fit for everybody and while you need to personalize your approach, you don’t need to completely reinvent the underlying system.
Learning From the Best: The Path to the Second Principle

This lecture introduces you to two of the pioneers of “value investing” Benjamin Graham and Phillip Fisher. Here we discuss the importance of understanding their investment philosophies.
Benjamin Graham to Philip Fisher

In this lecture we continue our discussion of vale investing and we introduce two more pioneers in this philosophy--Joel Greenblatt and Warren Buffet. We also state the second principle of successful investing.

Continuing Down the Path of Success

A discussion about an important thing to remember regarding the two principles of investing. Why it’s important to correctly combine these two principles when selecting stock to purchase
An Important Note on the Two Principles

Section 3 Action Items
Stocks Equal Businesses
7 Lectures 38:47
We discuss how investing in stocks means investing in the actual business. We explain that when you own the stock, you own a piece of the underlying business and you are entitled to the earnings per share of the company.
C Cubed Enterprises Goes Public

We continue our discussion about the concept that stocks are living, breathing companies with real cash and earnings behind them. This is extremely important to understand at the core level.
Stocks Are Living Companies--With Real Cash and Earnings Behind Them

In this lecture we examine why stock prices move so much. We explain the influence that external factors can have on stock prices. We discuss how market price does not always (and usually doesn’t) represent the value of the stock.

Preview 13:30

In this lecture we examine why stock prices move so much. We explain the influence that external factors can have on stock prices. We discuss how market price does not always (and usually doesn’t) represent the value of the stock.
Why Do Stocks Get Mispriced? Why Does the Price Not Always Equal the Value?

We introduce the student to “Mr. Market”—a very interesting character indeed. He is our partner when we buy and sell stocks, and understanding his personality and moods is vital in our success as investors.
The Best Business Partner in the World

We examine the myth of the “Random Walk Down Wall Street” and how the market misvalues stock often and wildly so. We talk about the importance of being patient when investing.

Take a Random Walk Down Wall Street

Section 4 Action Items
Stock Valuation
10 Lectures 50:40
Here we introduce the three most important words of investing—Margin of Safety. We fully explain the impact these three words can have on your final results.
The Three Most Important Words of Investing

In this course we introduce and explain the face value calculation for the stock you are considering to purchase.

We explain the importance of correctly coming up with this value.

What is the Face Value?

In this course we examine each of the components of calculating the face value of any stock. We explain how a stock today is worth the discounted value of its future earnings.

The Components of the Face Value Calculation

Here we begin making actual face value calculations. We take a look at websites which can provide you with the numbers you will need to make these calculations. Here we define Earnings Per Share.

Calculating Face Value: Earnings Per Share

In this lecture we continue our discussion of calculating face value of a stock. We discuss the concept of projected Earnings Growth Rates.
Calculating Face Value: Earnings Growth

In this lecture we continue our discussion of calculating face value of a stock. We discuss the concept of Price to Earnings Ratio or P/E Ratio. We define what this term really means.

Calculating Face Value: P/E Multiplier

Now the student learns how to use the information we’ve covered in the last three lectures. We fully explain how to use these components to actually calculate the face value of the stock. We also introduce the concept of the Break-even Price.
Calculating Face Value: Discounting to Present Value

Manually Calculating Growth Rates

In this lecture we discuss the idea that the market price per share usually doesn’t have anything to do with their value. We show you why you can’t compare the value of stocks by looking at their market prices compared to each other.
Preview 06:33

Section 5 Action Items
Applying the Two Principles
9 Lectures 38:48
This lecture reviews the importance of using both principles when selecting stock. We introduce the concept of using the Return on Capital to see if the company you are considering is well-managed and efficient.
Applying the Second Principle

Calculating the ROC Manually
6 pages

Before you start to make your first investment you need to answer a few more questions—will this company be around in ten years and can they maintain their unique and competitive advantage? This lecture will explain this concept.
One More Check Before Buying

In this lecture we discuss how to know when to sell a stock. We review the four reasons why we might want to consider selling a stock we have previously invested in.

When Do I Sell?

In this lecture we explain your step-by-step game plan to follow in getting started with the concepts taught in this course. We emphasize the concept of buying when others are fearful and selling when others are greedy.

Your Step-by-Step Plan to Your First Purchase

Stock Investing Checklist
2 pages

In this lecture we discuss the power involved when you are able to safely increase your returns. We review with real case calculations the difference this can mean for your investment account—whether you are 45 years old, 30 years old, or already in or nearing your retirement years.
Preview 09:22

A Note to Our Students Outside of the United States

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About the Instructor
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Our mission: To provide the best, most actionable investment and financial education—enabling you to reach and surpass your financial goals through each stage of your life.

Margin of Safety Investing, LLC provides coaching and educational services related to financial topics. It was founded by Randy Tudor and Kevin Tudor as a conduit to providing timely, meaningful, low-cost and workable solutions to the financial challenges most people experience today.

Randy Tudor has made the study of financial and tax matters his life-long pursuit. Before opening the doors to his first successful business in 1983, he held various positions and roles with several fortune 500 companies. Since then, he has operated his own accounting, tax and financial planning firms, and has earned numerous financial and accounting certifications along his journey. Randy has had the opportunity and pleasure to work with hundreds of clients in starting up their own businesses, handling tax matters, and learning how to become financially independent by utilizing optimal investment vehicles.

Kevin Tudor has been closely involved with the financial industry for over six years. He has worked with and coached clients on the subjects of retirement planning, foreign currency trading, stock market investments, and small business. Studying under some of the top people in the field, his unique insights and abilities have enabled him to realize much success in managing real-life investment portfolios. Always looking to gain a new edge in his own investments, strategies for clients, and new teachings, Kevin has seen, and practiced, what it takes to become financially successful and fulfilled in life.

Both Randy and Kevin are passionate about sharing their unique knowledge, expertise and insights with their clients and students. They strive to enable you to be comfortable managing your own finances and investments—fully preparing you financially for retirement and other financial goals through each stage of your life.